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Free! Local 1189 Union members and families are invited to the annual disc golf tournament and picnic on August 9, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Oakwood Park in Cottage Grove, MN.  Activities include team doubles disc golf tournament, doubles corn hole bag toss tournament, games for kids and food.  Free!  To sign up for disc golf or bag toss tournaments, contact Abe Wangnoo.

Aziza Tahir, a part-time deli worker at the Cub Foods Midway store, signed up for voluntary payroll contributions to the UFCW Actve Ballot Club (ABC) and was automatically entered into a drawing. The UFCW ABC is our own political action fund, funded with voluntary contributions from our members (not dues money). ABC funds are used to support candidates and legislative initiatives that work for UFCW members and their families. Aziza won $250 in the drawing, but we all win when we support the UFCW ABC fund. Sign up today to be entered in the next drawing!

From St. Paul Union Advocate, 7/7/17:  He is gruff and often combative, principled and usually blunt. But above all else, Bernie Hesse is a trade unionist.

From his days as a grocery clerk to his current work as director of special projects for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189, Hesse has made himself ubiquitous in St. Paul’s labor community. If you’ve walked a picket line or joined a get-out-the-vote effort sometime in the last two decades, chances are you’ve crossed his path.

As a member of our Union family, it is important that you are aware of how the President's budget cuts could impact people you care about.

Social Security cut by $72 billion:  People who can no longer work due to serious injury or illness rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to survive.  This cut will jeopardize the ability of millions of families to eat and pay rent.

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